SPECIFIC GOALS FOR YOUR THREE YEAR OLD
Name three objects in a picture.
Develop understanding and use of vocabulary related to
classroom routines: snack time,
Develop vocabulary for social communication and interaction
through cooperative games,
discussing experiences, and singing
Match, sort and name basic colors and shapes.
Sequence objects by size.
Identify positions of objects.
Classify objects by general categories.
Duplicate three dimensional designs with objects (beads,
of at least three items from memory.
Recognize similarities and differences in a variety of objects.
AUDITORY AWARENESS SKILLS
Attend and respond to the presence and/or
Locate the direction of sound
Recognize gross differences in sound characteristics (loud and
soft, fast and slow).
Listen to and state the basic content of a simple story.
Follow a series of two directions with appropriate motor actions.
Identify a specified word in a sentence context.
GROSS AND FINE MOTOR SKILLS
Imitate simple body movements and positions.
Walk forward, backward and change direction on the floor and on,
Move spontaneously to music.
Follow a simple walking pattern.
catch and bounce a ball.
Perform a given action quickly or slowly.
Perform a given action from verbal instructions (one or two actions in each sequence).
Move through a simple obstacle course.
Use clothing appropriately (button, snaps and zippers).
Spoon and pour (water, sand, dried: peas, beans, rice).
Cut simple patter
s (fringe, straight line) with scissors.
equipment (line up chairs, stack objects).
INTERACTING WITH PEERS AND ADULTS
Cooperate with others in the classroom by following rules, by helping to establish rules, and by
learning to modify rules when necessary.
Share and take turns.
Give help to other children when requested to do so by
child or by the teacher.
Engage in discussions and activities that involve adults and other children in the classroom.
Play and work cooperatively.
Help with simple tasks such as clean-up, serving snacks and so forth.
Respond to basic manners, such as health and table manners.
PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE AND POSITIVE SELF CONCEPT
Care for his
own physical needs such as dressing, toileting and eating.
Attend to tasks for increasingly longer periods of time.
Assume independent responsibility for completing tasks.
Indicate willingness to attempt successively more difficult tasks.
Respond to social reinforcement: smiles, supportive words, embraces rather than concrete
Respond to health and grooming suggestions.
Set realistic goals for him
Tom Thumb Child Care and Preschool
410 - 154th Place, Calumet City, IL